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Chicago Housing Authority Senior Resident Leader Is Veteran Whose Devotion Is to Other Vets, Seniors


From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release:

Robert Scott spent 12 years in the United States Army, traveling all over the world. From Europe, to the Far East, to France. He jumped out of planes. And he fought in Vietnam. He’s seen a lot. And not all of it is pretty.

That’s why, as President of the Chicago Housing Authority’s North Side Senior Local Advisory Council (LAC), Scott is sure to properly recognize the veterans in the senior buildings that he monitors.

Vancouver Housing Authority resident turned employee breaks the mold


Article from the Vancouver Housing Authority:

Damien Wheeler spent first through 12th grade living with his mom, twin brother and sister in a sprawling neighborhood of subsidized duplexes and fourplexes in Vancouver, Wash. A rental voucher, SSI and other public supports kept the family afloat. 

“My mom, she did the best she could do and we all understood that,” Wheeler said. “She just told us to graduate and all of us did.” 

Silicon Valley Veteran Homelessness Reaches New Milestone (Santa Clara County Housing Authority)


From the San Jose Spotlight:

Flags fly at half-mast each Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day across the country. In Silicon Valley, fewer veterans will look at those flags while living on the streets.

All the Way Home, a campaign launched in 2015 to help end the homeless veterans crisis, has housed 2,201 veterans during the past seven years. The program is deemed a success in Santa Clara County, according to Destination: Home, a nonprofit that helps house the homeless.

Atrium Health details plans for $1.5 billion ‘innovation district’ around med school (INLIVIAN)


From the Charlotte Observer:

Atrium Health provided new details Tuesday on plans for its billion-dollar “innovation district” surrounding the city’s future medical school, including the hospital system’s request for $75 million from the city and county. Plans for the district include a mix of research facilities, residential buildings and retail shops surrounding the med school. The district will be located near the intersection of McDowell and Baxter streets.


CLPHA’s Abra Lyons-Warren to Serve as Expert Advisor on Youth Fields Workforce Study


CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons-Warren was recently invited to serve on an expert advisory group (EAG) for the Youth Fields Workforce Study, funded by the Wallace Foundation and led by Deborah Moroney at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and partners. In her role, Abra will represent the interests and needs of the youth fields workforce in housing authorities, advise on the study, and ensure the work can be a key driver to inform policy and practice.

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